Football By Joe Crilly

England Vs Wales: Bookies Batten Down Hatches For Biggest Game Of The Year

England’s Euro 2016 may not have started quite as planned, however their next opponents, Wales, had exactly the start they would have dreamed of. England are 4/7 to defeat Wales with William Hill in a game that is expected to attract around £35m worth of turnover for the betting industry.

“£35m worth of turnover would far surpass the total takings on any match this season,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Despite England being clear favourites to win this match we expect anything but a rarebit of Welsh cash as they back their boys to beat the old enemy.”

Russia’s late goal against England sparked a £5m swing for William Hill and a projected £25m swing for the industry.

“An England defeat would have been around a £3m loser for us yet ended up as a £2m winner,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “England’s failure to defeat Russia was perhaps the best result we have seen after the favourites have largely done the business for our punters.”


England vs Wales:

4/7 England; 5/1 Wales; 3/1 draw